Skype made a big splash in the communications field when it was released in 2003. The name “Skype” is short for «Sky peer-to-peer», which corresponded with the technology used. Peer-to-peer (abbreviated P2P) implied a direct connection between users.
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As we have already written, Microsoft has decided to actively develop Skype technologies and strengthen the market position of Skype for Business. To achieve these goals Microsoft has already acquired two IT companies in the last half year: Talko and Event Zero.
Talko is a start-up founded in 2014 by Ray Ozzie, a former chief technical officer of Microsoft. Talko develops mobile business applications for collaboration and communication through text messages and audio/video calls. The whole Talko team, with the exception of Ray Ozzie, joined Microsoft in January 2016.